Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer confirmed Wednesday that assistant head coach for player development and wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor has accepted the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach position at Oklahoma State University. Taylor is expected to coach at Tennessee through the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.
“Trooper has done a tremendous job for Tennessee in his four years here,” Fulmer said. “He’s an outstanding football coach and great friend. He and his family mean a great deal to me and the Tennessee staff. We wish him nothing but continued success.”
Taylor was initially thought to be a candidate for the open Tennessee offensive coordinator position vacated last week when former Vols’ play-caller David Cutlcliffe accepted the head coaching job at Duke. Taylor also interviewed for a similar position at his alma mater, Baylor, on Monday.
Taylor reportedly informed his players when he got back from Baylor that if Tennessee didn’t offer him the offensive coordinator job he would “probably” go to Baylor.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.